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Poppy's innate ability Valiant Fighter is as following:

Any damage dealt to Poppy that exceeds 10% of her current health is reduced by 50%. This does not reduce damage from structures.

But is the 50% reduction applied to the full damage or only the excess of the 10%?

In other words if Poppy took a hit that would do 12% of her total health in damage would it be reduced to 6% (12%/2) of her total health or 11%(10%+2%/2) of her total health?

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I did some poking around on the wiki you linked to, and found my initial answer was wrong.

Valiant Fighter is a passive ability that will activate whenever Poppy takes damage that exceeds 10% of her current health, reducing that damage by 50%.

Valiant Fighter's damage reduction only applies to the portion of the damage that actually exceeds 10% of Poppy's health, not the entire damage.

For example: Poppy has 1200/2000 health and is being hit by a 400 damage nuke (after resistances). She will then take: 1200 × 10% regular damage plus (400-10% × 1200) × 50% reduced damage, which will total in 120+120=260 damage taken.

Valiant Fighter's damage reduction occurs after armor and magic resistance's reduction.

Valiant Fighter does not affect True damage.

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So what you are trying to say is that it is on the full damage, not just excess of the 10% – Blem Mar 24 '12 at 0:49
@Blem No, I was wrong. Only the portion over 10% is reduced. – Raven Dreamer Mar 24 '12 at 0:53
120 + 120 = 260? – VanBuzzKill Jan 25 '13 at 20:52

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